Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Web 2.0 Social Tagging Sites, Part 5: Tier 3 Sites

After two months of testing across half a dozen B2B websites and blogs, here is the first of three posts on the performance of individual Web 2.0 social bookmarking sites. In my test, the sites below were the least productive at driving traffic directly—though they were nonetheless helpful for SEO efforts. It should also be noted that there were wide variations in the traffic driven per site (e.g. the Web 2.0 sites that performed well for one or two sites didn't perform uniformly well across the group), so your mileage may vary.

30daytags
Still, a great place to promote press releases.

Backflip
One of the original bookmarking sites; they were Web 2.0 before it was called that.

Blinklist
Cool, though a bit slow at times.

BlogMarks
Slick, easy interface.

Blue Dot
One of the easiest browser plugins.

BmAccess
Unnecessarily difficult to use.

BuddyMarks
Works well, but nothing really sets it apart.

Complore
One of the most flexible social networking sites.

Diigo
Among the quickest and easiest to use bookmarking sites.

Furl
Similar to Backflip, but saves the original page.

i89.us
Pre-filling of description and tag fields is impressively accurate.

Linkatopia
Some nice features, but 16-character limit on tags is annoying.

Shadows
Another site that's easy to use, but lacks any unique features.

Social Bookmarking
Functional but unimaginative, in name and design.

Spurl
Fast and easy to use, and works with virtually any browser.

Squidoo
Surprisingly ineffective at driving B2B traffic despite its huge popularity.

SyncOne
This site hasn't really taken off, despite some nice features. And the site copyright still says 2005 (ouch!).

URLex
Ditto the comment above for SyncOne, except that the site copyright says 2006 (still ouch).

Previous articles in this series:
Web 2.0 Social Tagging Sites, Part 1: Alexa Rankings
Web 2.0 Social Tagging Sites, Part 2: The Worst
Web 2.0 Social Tagging Sites, Part 3: Special-Purpose Sites
Web 2.0 Social Tagging Sites, Part 4: B2B Traffic Building

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